Program Coordinator - Curriculum

Category: Part Time Deadline: January 19, 2018 Contact: Human Resources Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Performing Arts is seeking a program coordinator to work with the creation and implementation of curriculum within our education programs.  This position leads the development of curriculum resources and content for Des Moines Performing Arts school-based initiatives.

With the guiding principal that participation in the arts fosters creativity and other important life skills, this role is responsible for supporting curriculum guide development around Applause Series performances, facilitating the design and implementation of in-school residency activities, and coordinating arts-based professional development for educators. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage creation of quality study guide materials for each production appearing on the Applause Series; gather assets and materials; write and layout of guides; serve as project manager with freelance writers and designers when applicable
  • Plan and implement in-school workshop and residency activities; facilitate collaboration between teaching artists and educators to ensure successful and meaningful experiences for students; manage scheduling, materials and other logistical needs; monitor residency activities and provide feedback to teaching artists on a regular basis, with formal coaching as needed
  • Coordinate arts-based professional development offerings for teachers, supporting the needs of instructors and participants. 

This position is an on-going part-time position that should average approximately 25-30 hours a week.

Qualified candidates should have a bachelors degree with a minimum of two years of experience in education, lesson development, or equivalent combination of education and experience; previous work with educatiors, students and administrators in a school setting strongly preferred; knowledge of and experience with the performing arts, including dance and theater, desired.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications please visit us online at to learn more and apply.  Only those submitting both cover letter and resume will be considered.  No phone calls please.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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